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29 Jan Arianna Huffington

At the forefront of one of the world’s most successful news site and a key figure in the current communications revolution, Arianna Huffington discusses the new media, politics, the economy and lessons she has learned on the road to success. Arianna Huffington is among the…

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19 Nov Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada has a radical new idea: if you really want to change the lives of inner-city kids, change everything all at once – their schools, families, and neighborhoods. As the former President and CEO of the revolutionary Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City,…

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01 Oct Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight,…

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11 Sep Doug Conant

Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century….

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23 Jul Paul Gilding

Paul Gilding has spent 35 years trying to change the world, doing everything he can think off. He’s served in the Australian military, chased nuclear armed aircraft carriers in small inflatable boats, plugged up industrial waste discharge pipes, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at…

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13 May Biz Stone

Biz Stone has been named Nerd of the Year by GQ, one of the TIME magazine’s Most Influential People, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, and one of Vanity Fair’s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. He was also honored with…

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13 May John Mackey

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer as it has grown from a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, to a $13 billion Fortune 500 company, and a top U.S. supermarket with more than…

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09 May Van Jones

Co-host of CNN’s Crossfire reboot, Van Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times best sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive…

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09 May Chip Conley

Hotel guru. Armchair psychologist. Traveling philosopher. Author. Speaker. Teacher. Student. Chip Conley has lived out more than one calling in his lifetime. No one has led the development, creation, and management of more boutique hotels than Chip Conley, founder and former CEO of Joie de…

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08 May Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Lebanese and Italian parents. His childhood friends shared a combined total of 13 nationalities – which exposed him to cultural exchange at an early age. After a successful acting career, including an appearance on…

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08 May Lester Brown

Lester R. Brown, founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, has been described as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post. The Telegraph of Calcutta called him “the guru of the environmental movement.” Before starting Earth Policy Institute, he founded Worldwatch…

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07 May Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi is the author of The Divide, the “impossible to put down” (New York Times) new book that uncovers America’s wealth gap. In his talks, Taibbi paints an alarming portrait of contemporary American life—where our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or…

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07 May Candy Chang

Candy Chang is a Taiwanese American artist who is interested in the relationship between public space and personal well being. Combining urban planning, street art, and design, she sought more contemplative and inclusive ways to reflect and share with the people around her. Her interactive…

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07 May Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World which has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy,” and “the book you must read to understand the…

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07 May Margaret Wheatley

Meg has worked for 40 years with leaders on all continents and with most types of organizations and communities. At this critical historic juncture, she feels compelled to challenge leaders with this question: “Who do we choose to be for this time?” Do we contribute…

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07 May Sherron Watkins

Known worldwide as the Enron whistleblower, Sherron Watkins sounded the alarm that marked the beginning of the end for the corporate giant. In one of the most courageous decisions of her life, she tapped into her own value system, helping topple one of the largest…

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06 May Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling has spent her life telling stories. Using powerful anecdotes in her keynotes and lively Q&A sessions, she shares her 20-year career in the media: providing unique insight into how reporting stories that change our world ultimately changed her life. Ling pushes audiences to…

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06 May Bill Maher

Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO,…

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05 May Jon Stewart

Known for his unique brand of political satire as the host of Comedy Central’s runaway hit The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is considered one of America’s most respected comedic voices on American politics and current events. With unmatched wit and a deep knowledge of the…

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05 May Tavis Smiley

From his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate, and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Smiley, who started his career as an aide to the late…

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05 May Peter Senge

Peter M. Senge, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Founding Chair of a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions.” The Journal of Business Strategy named Dr….

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04 May Jeff Salz

Jeff Salz is an advocate of NOT taking the safe, secure and conservative path. With a PhD in cultural anthropology, a Masters in experiential education and 10 years as a highly regarded university professor, Jeff presents a unique perspective on taking risks. For the last…

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04 May Dan Rather

For more than 40 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid broadcast journalist. From the Kennedy assassination—where he was the first to break the news that the president had been killed—to the Indian Ocean…

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02 May Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Acumen Fund invests patient capital to identify, strengthen, and scale business models that effectively serve the poor and champions…

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02 May William McDonough

William McDonough is leading us into the Next Industrial Revolution—an Earth-friendly, economically-robust new stage of human industry. He has changed the way we think about the design and construction of everything, from books to buildings to entire cities, showing us—he’s a doer, not a preacher—that…

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30 Apr Spike Lee

Spike Lee needs no introduction. In person, the provocateur and media icon is never at a loss for words. As one of the most outspoken African American voices, he talks candidly, and with authority, about issues of race in mainstream media and Hollywood, using as…

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29 Apr Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA legend, two-time Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker… these are but a few of the honors and distinctions Earvin “Magic” Johnson has racked up over the years. Today, the business mogul has successfully parlayed his skills on the basketball court into multimillion-dollar success…

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27 Apr Doc Hendley

In 2003 Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 he held his first fundraiser and by August was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims…

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24 Apr Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. Stedman delivers his leadership message throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and…

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24 Apr Bob Geldof

Best known for organizing the mammoth Live Aid extravaganza and political activism on behalf of Africa, Sir Bob Geldof was the founder of the widely acclaimed pop group The Boom Town Rats and has had an illustrious singing/songwriting career spanning 25 years. As the inspirational…

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17 Apr Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind/body medicine, Deepak Chopra, MD continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Deepak Chopra is the Founder and co-Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. He is…

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16 Apr Erin Brockovich

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn and sexy. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths.” She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how…

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12 Apr Richard Branson

Richard Branson is the eccentric and outspoken chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways and the founder of Virgin Records, which he recently sold for an unprecedented $1 billion. Famous for his daring entrepreneurial style, he oversees the Virgin Group, Ltd. an extensive conglomerate encompassing over 360…

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